World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW

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World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical.

At World in Progress, we offer insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, our team explores the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often underreported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore.


128 Pieces

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This week on the show: The dire consequences of coronavirus - Climbing death tolls and infection rates are worrying us all over the globe. But...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Because of the Corona pandemic, more than 70 percent of school children worldwide have been affected by school closures- t...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fake news during a pandemic - How Hindu nationalists in India are using the coronavirus outbreak to spread hate against ...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Coping with the coronavirus pandemic - We were on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic that's still raging around the...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Bluegrass and Mountain Music - Bluegrass, a traditional form of American folk music, has long been associated with the A...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Why Indonesia is a target for tobacco companies - Indonesian households spend almost as much on cigarettes as they do on ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Indonesian villagers fighting the cement industry Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java fight for their livelihoods a...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Locked up - How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big conc...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Is there such a thing as "clean cobalt"? Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smar...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: we're bringing you a special about coffee and the injustice that comes with it. In Guatemala, coffee farmers are losing out...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Coronavirus? Don't panic! - So far, the COVID-19 virus has infected about 200,000 people worldwide. To help contain t...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fighting slavery worldwide - In this edition: Millions of people are forced to toil in forms of modern slavery across the ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Equality is not a feeling - In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we're looking at women’s rights across the glob...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Inequalities and Human Development - Human Development Report director Pedro Conceição (UNDP) explains why development g...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Ghana's missing doctors - Once they have completed their medical degree, many Ghanaian doctors prefer to move to Europe...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:58
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This week on World in Progress: Shock after shock - As expanding locust swarms threaten the food security of millions of people in East Afri...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Uphill battle - This week, we meet activists in sub-Saharan Africa who are trying to change entrenched cultural belief...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Who decides what's healthy? Private donors impacting WHO's health policies - The current Corona virus outbreak highli...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Locked up - How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big concer...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Global human rights under threat - Human Rights Watch says decades of progress on human rights are at stake because of Ch...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 30:00